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The BBQ wore out and there was no point in fixing it but I just had to save the cabinet which was perfect for a mobile shop cart.
The bench that my drill press is on was getting crowded since I installed the drill press table with the sanders having to share the bench top so I thought a mobile cart would be the answer .
This is the setup ,disc sander, oscillating sander and bench grinder on top of a salvaged top from a computer desk .
The setup has dust collection and a power bar mounted under the top with a plan for a shroud and tool rest for sharpening for the bench grinder to come .
Plenty of storage space behind the doors and shelf under the top and corner bumpers on the top corners and the lockable casters as a bonus .
The cost was almost zero as all the components are either recycled or reused from a previous installation .
I like it already and the shop improvements are coming along bit by bit .


Looks like a winner Klaus.
…….and just so we know it’s yours, the signature timing belts. :-)

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

You are on a roll Klaus.
Good save and reuse of the BBQ stand.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Nice setup Klaus. It’s great to have a lot of small power tools in one place to save space and a great idea to get some use out of that old BBQ.

In my son’s shop in Sweden we set up an old but solid used dining table in the center of his fairly small shop. All of his power tools except the grinder are placed there and it’s very convenient because we can work from any side, much like your stand.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Good designnice work

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker